Cover Letter Example:


Mr. W. E. Recruit
Manager, Human Resources
B.I.G. Geotechnical Services
1000, Tech Drive SW
Your City, AB


January 31, 2001


Dear Mr. Recruit,

Please accept this as my application for the position of Project Environmental Specialist with B.I.G. Geotechnical Services, as advertised in the Saturday, January 29, 2001 Your City Times. B.I.G. is well-known for its environmental initiatives, and I would value the opportunity to work with such a progressive team.

I believe that my qualifications are a strong match for those listed in your advertisement. I have recently completed my under-graduate degree in Chemistry and Geology from Your City University with an Honors Distinction. In addition, I have extensive field experience with YCUís Environmental Studies Program as an Assistant Field Analyst. This position also enabled me to strengthen my understanding of current Environmental Codes and improve my written communication skills.

I have enclosed my resume with a complete overview of my skills and training for your perusal. I feel that I would make a positive contribution to B.I.G. Geotechnical, and welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you in person. Please feel free to contact me at 555-5555, or by email at Thank you for considering my application,



Jane B. Everybody
Phone: 555-5555; Fax: 555-5576